The Lincoln Lawyer is the story of Mickey Haller, a Los Angeles attorney cut from hard-boiled and cynical cloth, and the case that comes very close to breaking him.
Michael Connelly is in top form for this novel, and it is arguably his best non-Harry Bosch novel to date—a tight, almost claustrophobic plot, sparse and pure writing, excellently sketched characters and an almost documentary sense of veritas. Reading The Lincoln Lawyer, it is impossible to believe that the particular niche in the legal profession Mickey Haller inhabits is anything but like what the novel describes.
This is definitely a novel that will keep you up way too late. Mickey Haller is a flawed and interesting character, who comes in second in Michael Connelly’s oeuvre only to the great Harry Bosch.
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.